More miles than degrees club (Read 3815 times)

    That's beautiful!

     

    Ten miles on snow shoes again, finished up it was -1, had started out at -7.  It was so much easier today.  Having a broken trail makes as much difference as having a tailwind versus a headwind.

     

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


    Cheap and Evil Girl

      It really is, thank you!  I am very lucky to live so close to that area, it's less than a mile from my house.

      I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

       

      "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

        It's been so cold this winter I'm happy to report I DIDN'T do more miles than degrees tonight!!!!!!!  This is the coldest winter I can remember.

        'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

         

        "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

         

        "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

          It's been so cold this winter I'm happy to report I DIDN'T do more miles than degrees tonight!!!!!!!  This is the coldest winter I can remember.

           

          Me, too!  12 is less than 32.  Yeah!!!

          - Joe

          all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


          Cheap and Evil Girl

            Just barely made it in under the cut off.  10 miles, 9 degrees.  I am very much looking forward to not being in the club tomorrow.

            I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

             

            "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

              Did not make the club today (but might again in a day or two), but, cursed winter, fell pretty dang hard when I stepped on a thick patch of ice this morning camoflauged by a quarter inch of freshly fallen snow.  Aaaargg!  Hip is sore, knee is sore, elbow is sore, what my wife would consider my thick, boney head took a good whack, too.  (Might have had that coming...)   Well, all minor wounds, I guess.  Nothing pulled or sprained or strained or torn, if ya know what I mean.

              - Joe

              all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

                Take care, joescott!  You can't afford anything beyond what you call a "minor wound".

                 

                Looks like we have a whole week of single digit-to-zero weather in store, but due to blizzard conditions, I might have to resort to the treadmill in the morning, for the second time this winter.  I'll keep you posted.

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                  Thanks, man.  I think I might also have to retreat to the TM in the morning as you are doing.

                  - Joe

                  all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

                    Yep, did the treadmill this morning, along with cross training on snow scoop repeats. Smile

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                      Same here.  Lots and LOTS of snow scoop repeats last evening and again this morning.  Dreadmill run over my lunch hour. 

                      - Joe

                      all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

                      ShuffleFaster


                        12 inches of snow and zero degrees where I am.   (Don't have snowshoes, so I guess I'm going to be a member of the "same miles as degrees club" today  ).

                         

                        TM, here I come!  (At least I can watch the season finale of Sherlock during the run).

                          Well, I was hoping for a new low temperature PR this morning.  The TV stations were saying it might get as cold as -11F, so I was all pumped up and geared up for a frosty run this morning.  But when I got up it was only a measly -1F, so while I still made the club today with 8 miles, it was a wee disappointing!

                          - Joe

                          all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

                          spinach


                            I am getting tired of being in this club.  Just about every outdoor run in the past month has more miles than degrees. I am waiting for a nice balmy day when the temperature outside is up to 15° F or  20°  for my run.

                              I am getting tired of being in this club.  Just about every outdoor run in the past month has more miles than degrees. I am waiting for a nice balmy day when the temperature outside is up to 15° F or  20°  for my run.

                               

                              Yes, I definitely agree.  It gets to be a struggle through February, especially this year, to keep spirits up.  I guess that's part of why I like this thread -- it gives me a little mental game to play and share with others as one more tool to help trudge through to spring.

                              - Joe

                              all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


                              Cheap and Evil Girl

                                13 miles, 9 degrees.  I started out with six miles on this unplowed road and quickly realized I would bonk and die if I stayed on it.  So instead of doing this road twice like normal, I added an extra mile and a big hill and went on the plowed main road.  Got home 30 minutes sooner than I did yesterday with an extra mile added in.  Footing is everything.

                                 

                                I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                                 

                                "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive